news·​group | \ ˈnüz-ˌgrüp How to pronounce newsgroup (audio) , ˈnyüz- \

Definition of newsgroup

: an electronic message board on the Internet that is devoted to a particular topic

Examples of newsgroup in a Sentence

I posted a message to a gardening newsgroup.
Recent Examples on the Web In 1998, Michael Hoffman, also a Naval Academy mathematician, expanded the problem in a different direction after coming across an example of the exterior problem through an online newsgroup. Quanta Magazine, 9 Dec. 2020 That has nothing on the newsgroup flame wars of yore. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 15 Oct. 2019 For example, Khabar Lahariya has newsgroups on WhatsApp where men often post blue films. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of newsgroup

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of newsgroup was in 1983

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“Newsgroup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of newsgroup

: a place on the Internet where people can talk about a particular subject by reading and leaving messages

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